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inoperable lung cancer life expectancy

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Depends on stage: Wil depend on the type , the stage of lung cancer, how good overall condition of the patient and other comorbidities/medical problems of the patient. ... Read More
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Dr. Richard Orr
44 years experience Surgical Oncology
Depends: Depends on the stage and treatment of the cancer. A few months if it is metastatic, but possibly cured if it is stage i and removed surgically. But ... Read More
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Likely short: About half the patients with lung cancer are gone within a year of diagnosis. Keeping up smoking will add to the lung damage, cause heart disease and ... Read More

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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christian Schultheis
24 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Months to years: There are essentially two stages of small cell lung cancer, limited or extensive. However, you are describing mediastinal disease. So if this person ... Read More
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Dr. Craig Carter
40 years experience Thoracic Surgery
6-12 months: Small cell carcinoma of the lung is generally very aggressive and spreads quickly through the lymphatics and blood. Stage iii would indicate positive ... Read More
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
47 years experience Radiation Oncology
Small Cell : Limited disease is highly treatable and curable in 20 - 25% of patients. Limited means no cancer seen outside the chest after staging tests. Chemothe ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Depends on the stage: Depends on the stage of cancer, the biology , overall health condition of patients. Nowadays treatment of lung cancer is personalized based on the st ... Read More
Dr. Tahir Ijaz
30 years experience Radiation Oncology
Life expectancy: Depends of tumor factors, i.E stage, type of cancer and patient factors like age, gender, overall-health and how well you can tolerate treatment. If ... Read More
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Dr. Joseph Woods
28 years experience Pathology
It varies.: Depending on the stage at diagnosis, life expectancy can vary. Only 20% of patients have localized disease at diagnosis. The 5 year survival is 20% ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
It varies: It is unpredictable. There is a 14% chance of being alive in five years. Death could come in weeks.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Mott
29 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Short: With limited stage disease the median survival is less than 2 years and with extensive disease less than a year. Having said that there are 5 year sur ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Carter
40 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Poor: While there are treatments available, the reality is that stage IV small cell lung cancer is rarely curable and only marginally treated. Life expectan ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
35 years experience Medical Oncology
Not great, : ....I'm afraid. Without treatment it can be weeks to a few months at best. Treatment can extend it to 6+ months but seldom more than a year. T ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Stage III B: It's unpredictable and depends on your response to treatment. You may have a few good years ahead of you. Cherish whatever you get.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
56 years experience General Surgery
Bad actor: Small cell at any stage beyond stage 1 = small, peripheral, has a bad prognosis. Get the devils and discuss. Less than 2 years is common.
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Dr. Mazen Abuawad
30 years experience Radiology
Lung cancer: There are many factors involved, such as the stage of cancer, wether it is treatable with surgery or chemotherapy, the condition of the patient, age o ... Read More

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